Even Valentine's Day Haters Won't Be Able To Resist These Sea Creatures

Behold, as otters and penguins at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium enjoy their custom-frozen V-Day treats. And the good people at Shedd filmed it, so that even the darkest hearts could find a reason to melt juuuuust a little on this most polarizing of holidays. » 2/14/15 4:00pm 2/14/15 4:00pm

The Secrets Of Keeping Your Relationship Fresh, According To Science

Is there science behind keeping the spark alive in long-term relationships? A psychology researcher from the University of British Columbia says yes ... and she's got tips on how to keep love alive once the initial lust and sparkle dust starts to fade. » 2/14/15 2:35pm 2/14/15 2:35pm

Love From The Dawn Of Time And The Depths Of The Earth

Forget physics: love makes the world go 'round. This is a gallery of our favourite images of love from the natural world, from rocks to landscapes to the far reaches of space. » 2/14/15 4:14pm 2/14/15 4:14pm

Watch The Trailer For The Best Valentine's Day Slasher Movie Ever Made

"It's a bad time, this time of year" ... especially if you live in Valentine Bluffs, setting for 1981 seasonal classic My Bloody Valentine. Come for the freaky miners, marvel at the gore, and stay for the excellent end-credits music. » 2/14/15 11:00am 2/14/15 11:00am

Send Your Favorite Stargazer A Space-Themed Love Letter

Yesterday, we invited you to pitch woo at your beloved using geeky, pop culture-inspired Valentines. If those cards weren't quite what you had in mind, check out the space-tastic array offered up by the European Space Agency, complete with captions both sincere and cheeky. » 2/14/15 9:30am 2/14/15 9:30am

Happy Valentine's Day, You Crazy Motherfuckers. Love, io9

Happy heart hump-hump day! To celebrate, we're bringing back io9 Valentine's Cards! Why? Because you're all a pack of weirdos, but you're OUR weirdos and we love you. So enjoy our festive collection of geeky love and pop culture references. » 2/13/15 10:59am 2/13/15 10:59am

Physics Valentines (And Anti-Valentines), For Those You Love (And Hate)

The staff of symmetry has created a fun set of physics-themed Valentines to share with the people you love. And because ours is a universe that contains both matter and antimatter, they've created a complementary set of anti-Valentines, for the people you love to hate. » 2/11/15 4:30pm 2/11/15 4:30pm

These 1966 Batman valentines are romantically insane

Batman's never been particularly lucky in love, so normally he doesn't even mess with it. But when he does, like in these amazing 1966 valentines that Mark Anderson dug up, it reveals that the world of Bat-romance is a very strange place. Suffice it to say, Batman screaming "VA-ROOOM!" is the least creepy of the lot. » 2/11/14 8:20am 2/11/14 8:20am

Ravers getting high off of cobra venom in India

Remember those rare cases of down-and-out souls getting loaded off of snake bites? Well, it looks like cobra venom has gone mainstream for a certain demographic of Indian partygoer. » 2/15/12 6:45am 2/15/12 6:45am

Why McG's new romcom is secretly a Star Trek movie

Today is Valentine's Day, a holiday which commemorates the armistice between global cacao manufacturers and the prophylactic industry after their centuries-long shadow war. To capitalize on this day of demure remembrance, the popcorn-industrial complex has released This Means War, a new motion picture event by… » 2/14/12 12:40pm 2/14/12 12:40pm

Give your valentine one of the biggest roses in the Universe

When it comes to Valentine's day, flowers are kind of boring. Do they smell nice? Yes. But they also reek of unoriginality. Face it, people, the bouquet of roses has been done. » 2/14/12 11:12am 2/14/12 11:12am

io9's Official Valentine's Day Cards, For That Special Geek In Your Life

This is Garrison Dean, io9's resident viscount of photoshopperie, reporting in. Much like your significant other, I've been distant, busy with work, and just not fulfilling your needs. But it's Valentine's Day! And on Valentine's Day, I can make up for all my shortcomings and patch our fragile relationship with a… » 2/14/12 7:00am 2/14/12 7:00am

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Love and Sex

Tomorrow, as you are almost certainly aware, is Valentine's Day. For some of us, this a particularly blissful time of year. For others it's one that calls for intense cynicism. But regardless of your stance on Valentine's Day, there's no way to avoid being bombarded with romantic imagery. So you might as well take… » 2/13/12 10:23am 2/13/12 10:23am

How to get it on with an Alien: A Beginner's Guide

Valentine's day is coming up, which means it's time to get romantic with your alien loved one. But how exactly do you do the deed with someone whose DNA comes from the other side of the galaxy? How do you negotiate differing erogenous zones and the possibility that your lover may want to eat you after the act? Read… » 2/12/12 9:00am 2/12/12 9:00am

A Highly Scientific Study Of Love Potions From The Internet

This is the kind of scientific study you can only do with help from the internet. We rounded up the best love potions online and forced them down the throats of three willing victims. So what love potion was the best? Watch and find out. » 2/14/11 7:48pm 2/14/11 7:48pm

The Geekiest Valentine's Day Celebrations on the Web

You've seen our amazing io9 collection of geeky Valentine's Day cards. Now see how the rest of the internet is celebrating the holiday of love, with a collection of our favorite ecards, the most disgusting movie kisses, and a recipe for a special chicken heart cupcake treat. » 2/14/11 11:40am 2/14/11 11:40am

St. Valentine, Patron Saint of Disasters

It's fun to be a hater and dump on the lovers' holiday, but it's even more fun to take that chance and declare your love for that person you so admire. And what better way to do it than with these scifi themed Valentines by yours truly? » 2/13/11 8:00am 2/13/11 8:00am

Romantic Comedies That Abuse Magic: The Biggest Offenders

Romcoms have a long history of abusing magic. Need to change a misogynist? Give him a curse. Got a protagonist who doesn't appreciate life? Kill her. Here's our list of the worst magic exploitation flicks, in order of awfulness. » 2/11/10 5:09pm 2/11/10 5:09pm

Where Are The Sci-Fi Movie Love Stories?

With this summer's movies offering giant robots, franchise reboots and X-Men Origins, we can't help but wonder, today of all days: Where's the love? Why aren't there any sci-fi romances in our cinematic future? » 2/14/09 12:00pm 2/14/09 12:00pm